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History and Design - William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement - Online Live

Day of week:
Delivered online
Mixed Level
11:00 - 14:00
1 week

Course delivered online via zoom

The course will give you an insight into the experiences of the individuals at the forefront of the Arts & Crafts Movement and will also introduce you to some of the iconic designs created by the Morris and Company group.

You will learn more about the lives of the close-knit circle that surrounded William Morris, who was a man of great talents and energy. Morris urged his contemporaries to “have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful” and his insistence on artistry, craftsmanship, and quality helped revolutionise the late-Victorian interior, leaving a legacy that is still significant today.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Naomi Dickins

Naomi Dickins graduated from the University of Bristol with a B.A. (Hons) in History and also has an Advanced Diploma in Local Historical Studies from the University of Oxford. She has worked as an archivist, historical researcher and lecturer and recently published a history of Tenterden with Amberley Books. Naomi also has a lifelong love of textile and needle crafts, is an embroidery artist, runs textiles workshops and is a designer for Practical Publishing craft magazines.

View all courses taught by Naomi Dickins here

How will I be taught?

There will be tutor input and discussion as well as visual representations. The tutor will give feedback.

What do I need to have with me?

Apart from a sense of curiosity and an interest in social history, you may wish to bring note taking materials.

What can I do next?

We offer a range of history, architecture and social history courses. Please ask at a Centre or go to
If you would like to replicate some of the patterns learn during this course the tutor is delivering this course TWL/64949/G/LC Textiles - Art Nouveau Style Evening Bag

What do I need to join the course

The course is open to everyone interested. No prior knowledge required

You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone. Before each lesson, the tutor will send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free, secure and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/116804/M/LC.